William Liermann

William Liermann grew up on the Mississippi gulf coast, and was first introduced to music by his father. Being bestowed headphones and drumsticks at the age of five, William began his musical journey by learning the basics while listening to legendary bands such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Grand Funk Railroad.

At the age of thirteen, William got his first drum kit and joined his school marching band. He began to explore the expansive world of music on his own and quickly fell into the realm of heavy metal, becoming heavily influenced by bands such as Metallica, Carcass, Sepultura, then later Opeth, Meshuggah, Soilwork, Dimmu Borgir, among many other European metal bands.

During his years in marching band, he was drum captain for eight. In this time he also started performing in a punk band, a death metal band, and a jazz ensemble. After college, William got his first taste of touring when he joined the band Winterset, as they regularly toured the southeast on their own for about 3 years.

When Winterset disbanded, William made his way to Los Angeles and answered an ad for a band called Ayin Aleph. Shortly after, the band ended up on a European tour supporting Samael. He eventually went on to play with bands such as Oustium, Desecrate, and more notably with Chinese folk metal band, Voodoo Kungfu. He has toured throughout the United States, Europe, and China multiple times. 

More recently, William is recording the third album to be released by Northwind Wolves, and is preparing a live show with Dynasty of Darkness.